The ancient city of Atri dominate the Teraman hills just above Silvi. Rich in history and monuments of great artistic value, it is the ideal destination for a cultural and food stroll. Among the many places of interest are the Co-cathedral Basilica of SS. Maria Assunta, of which every August 14 the Holy Door is opened, with the tallest bell tower in Abruzzo and cycles of frescoes from the 14th to the 15th century, among which stands out the choir of Andrea De Litio; the adjacent Church of Santa Reparata and the other churches in the centre, the Doge’s Palace, the Chapter Museum attached to the Duomo with the Roman cisterns, the ethnographic museum, the ancient sighting caves, the six archaeological fountains, the stately palaces and the active municipal theatre, a nineteenth-century jewel.
Atri will also inebriate you with its products: it is a land of licorice, easily available in many shops of the historic center as well as the Pan ducale, its typical dessert. In the surrounding hills and countryside a precious extra-virgin olive oil is produced, as well as rich and quality wine production, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano in particular.
Finally, there are many cultural, folklore and religious traditions that animate the city: the Faegn’ of the night of the Immaculate, the heartfelt patronal feasts of the centre and the districts, the aforementioned opening of the Holy Door of the Duomo on August 14.
During the summer there are also Atri a Tavola, the Maggiolata, Casoli Pinta in the homonymous district, the Atri blues festival, the Duchi d’Acquaviva International Music Festival, the Grape Festival. There are also many guided tours, exhibitions and shows organised by local associations.